Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Advertisement

Two men airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty near Howth cliff

The two men were airlifted by Rescue 116 from Lion’s Head after they got into trouble in the water.

File photo
File photo
Image: Howth Coast Guard Unit

TWO MEN IN their early twenties were rescued by airlift from a popular spot at Howth in north Dublin this afternoon.

One man was airlifted out of the water after he was swept along the coast into a gulley about 30 metres from Lion’s Head.

The second man made it to shore where he was treated by the Howth Coast Guard Unit before being airlifted by Rescue 116.

Both men were then transported to the helicopter base at Dublin Airport and then to hospital to be treated. There were no serious injuries, but both men sustained cuts and bruises.

A third man in his early twenties was also rescued by the coast guard via rope rescue but required no medical attention.

Conditions were “choppy” and the three men were unfamiliar to the swimming area, according to the Howth Coast Guard Unit spokesperson.

Making a difference

A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article.

Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can make sure we can keep reliable, meaningful news open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

Howth lifeboat was also on the scene today.

Read next:

COMMENTS (7)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel